Job Opportunity: Planetary Laser Altimetry Position

Applications are invited for a position at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in the Planetary Geology, Geophysics and Geochemistry Laboratory. We are looking for someone with demonstrated capability in interpretation of planetary laser altimetry and radiometry data in
areas such as characterization of planetary surface properties, instrument performance, and measurement accuracy for spaceflight altimeters. Demonstrated expertise in developing innovative approaches that combine laser altimetry ranges with stereo imaging is required. Previous experience in development, implementation, planning, and interpretation of new operation modes for flight instruments, leveraging sophisticated modeling tools such as illumination modeling algorithms, is required. The incumbent will develop new techniques for
extracting quantitative ranging and ancillary information acquired by laser altimeters. The incumbent is expected to participate in the development of new and advanced approaches to laser altimetry instrumentation and acquisition of surface topography for the planets, Moon, asteroids and satellites.

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For information about the Planetary Geology, Geophysics, and Geochemistry Lab, please contact Lori Glaze (301-614-6466, [email protected]).